Prepare for critical mass, dub fans, because the SimulDub season is kicking off!

Earlier today, Funimation unveiled the premiere schedule for the majority of their Fall 2017 SimulDubs. The schedule is as follows:

  • Juni Taisen: Zodiac War: 10/18/2017
  • Garo -Vanishing Line-: 10/19/2017
  • Blood Blockade Battlefront & Beyond: 10/21/2017
  • King’s Game: 10/21/2017
  • Konohana Kitan: 10/22/2017
  • Love Live! Sunshine!! Season 2: 10/23/2017
  • Dies Irae: 10/24/2017
  • Code:Realize ~Guardian of Rebirth~: 10/24/2017
  • Urahara: 10/24/2017
  • Kino’s Journey – the Beautiful World- the Animated Series: 10/26/2017
  • Anime-Gataris: 10/28/2017
  • A Sister’s All You Need: 10/29/2017
  • The Ancient Magus’ Bride: 10/30/2017
  • Recovery of an MMO Junkie: 10/30/2017
  • Black Clover: Fall 2017

All of the confirmed shows will première at 4:00PM Eastern (1:00PM Pacific).

Juni Taisen

Juni Taisen is based on NisiOisin’s novel series of the same name. Naoto Hosoda (The Devil is a Part-Timer!, The Future Diary) is directing the project at Graphinica, with Chikashi Kadekaru (Hōkago Mania Club) providing character designs. Sadayuki Murai (Boogiepop Phantom, Knights of Sidonia) is in charge of series composition for the show.

Gō Shiina (Dimension W, Tales of Zestiria the X) is composing the show’s soundtrack.

Funimation describes the series as:

For one wish, they’ll risk it all. The time has come for the Twelve Tournament—held every twelve years. For twelve proud warriors, each baring a name from the Chinese Zodiac, they’ll prepare to fight in a bloody battle royal. The victor gets any one wish they desire, but they’ll have to do whatever it takes to earn it. Blood and tears will flow on this battlefield—who will be the lone survivor?

Garo -Vanishing Line-

©2017”VANISHING LINE” Keita Amemiya/Tohokushinsha

Garo: Vanishing Line is the third entry in the Garo anime franchise. Garo and sequel project Garo: Crimson Moon aired in 2014 and 2015, respectively.

Seong Ho Park is directing the series at MAPPA, with Tomohiro Kishi (91 Days, My Little Monster) providing character designs. Kiyoko Yoshimura (Last Exile: Fam, The Silver Wing, Linebarrels of Iron) is in charge of series composition for the project.

JAM Project will perform opening theme song EMG., while Masami Okui provides closing theme Sophia.

Funimation describes the show as:

An omen awakens in a city that never sleeps. Caught in the resulting shadow war, two lives cross paths. While Sword seeks to expose this darkness, Sophie searches for her missing brother. Something more mysterious than fate has brought them together as they chase after their only clue, two words—El Dorado.

Blood Blockade Battlefront & Beyond

Blood Blockade Battlefront & Beyond is a sequel to 2015’s Blood Blockade Battlefront. Shigehito Takayanagi (The World God Only KnowsDagashi Kashi) is directing the show at Bones, with Toshihiro Kawamoto (Cowboy BebopNoragami) pulling double duty as character designer and chief animation director. Yasuko Kamo (Dagashi Kashi) is in charge of series composition.

Funimation describes the series as:

After a breach between Earth and the netherworld opens up over New York, humans and creatures from other dimensions become trapped in an impenetrable bubble that surrounds the city. Forced to coexist in a new city known as Salem’s Lot, the shaky peace between humanity and the netherworld creatures is protected by an underground group of super humans known as Libra.

When a case of mistaken identity brings not-so-ordinary delivery boy Leonardo Watch face-to-face with this group, he joins their ranks hoping to help prevent the destruction of the world by a group of monsters and madmen lead by a powerful being known as the King of Despair.

King’s Game

King’s Game is based on Nobuaki Kanazawa and illustrator Hitori Renda’s manga of the same name. Noriyoshi Sasaki (My Wife is the Student Council President+!Ojisan to Marshmallow) is directing the project at studio Seven, with the team of Kan Soramoto and Yōsuke Itō providing character designs. Kenji Konuta (Blood LadSaiyuki Reload Blast) it in charge of series composition.

Funimation describes King’s Game as:

One night, all 32 members of a high school class receive a text message on their cell phone. It welcomes them to a game where they are given specific tasks to carry out in a 24-hour period. The tasks seem simple at first, but soon the tasks go beyond what the kids are comfortable with. Furthermore, they learn that the cost of failure is death. Will they be able to find a way out before more die?

Konohana Kitan

Konohana Kitan is based on Sakuya Amano’s manga of the same name. Hideki Okamoto (Battle Girls – Time ParadoxD.C. II: Da Capo II) is directing the show at Lerche, with Keiko Kurosawa (Re: HamatoraScum’s Wish) providing character designs. Takao Yoshioka (DearSInterviews with Monster Girls) is in charge of series composition for the title.

Funimation describes Konohana Kitan as:

Tucked away in a village inhabited by yokai, there’s a beautiful hot spring inn waiting to greet travelers from all over. Working here are several cute fox mononoke, including their newest employee, Yuzu. Clumsy and a little oblivious, Yuzu is learning what it takes to work in this high-class inn while charming everyone around her!

Love Live! Sunshine!! 2nd Season!

Love Live! Sunshine!! 2nd Season! is the sequel to 2016’s Love Live! Sunshine!!. Kazuo Sakai (Mushi-Uta) is directing the series at Sunrise, with Yūhei Murota (Love Live! School Idol Project) providing character designs. Jukki Hanada (Love Live! School Idol ProjectNo Game, No Life) is in charge of series composition for the title.

Funimation describes the title as:

The girls of Aqours are back in Love Live! Sunshine!! Season Two! And they’re working harder than ever to make their shiny idol dreams come true. But first, they’ve gotta save their school from being shut down. And the only way to do so is to win big at the Love Live! Will they shine bright on the big stage or fall to the pressures of idolhood?

Dies Irae

Dies Irae is based on game developer Light’s visual novel of the same name. Susumu Kudo (Coppelion, Sakura Wars 2 OVA) is directing the project at ACGT, with Takaaki Fukuyo providing character designs. Takashi Masada is in charge of series composition for the project.

Funimation describes Dies Irae as:

At the end of World War II, sorcerers use the lives lost in battle as a sacrifice to conduct a ritual. If successful, the ritual would resurrect a group of supermen whose coming would signify the world’s end. The war ends, and no one knows whether the ritual was a success. Decades pass, and it’s all forgotten until present-day Japan when Ren Fuji has a disturbing dream of black-clothed knights.


Urahara is based on Patrick Macias and Mugi Tanaks’s PARK Harajuku: Crisis Team! webcomic.

Amika Kubo is helming the project at studios Shirogumi and EMT Squared, with Masatsugu Arakawa (Nurse Witch Komugi, Time Stranger Kyoko) taking the role of Chief Director. Mariko Fujita (Galaxy Angel, Rosario + Vampire) is providing character designs for the series, while Natsuko Takahashi (Long Riders!, You’re Under Arrest: Full Throttle) takes charge of series composition.

Funimation describes Urahara as:

Japan’s fashion hotspot, Harajuku, is known for having some unusual visitors—but culture-thieving aliens from outer space? Well that’s just crossing the line! Banding together, three kawaii high school girls aren’t about to let anyone take away the beloved district where PARK, their new pop-up shop, has just opened for business!

Kino’s Journey -The Beautiful World-

Kino’s Journey -the Beautiful World- the Animated Series is a follow-up to 2003 anime series Kino’s Journey. Both projects adapt Keiichi Sigsawa and illustrator Kouhaku Kuroboshi’s light novel series of the same name.

Tomohisa Taniguchi is directing the project at studio Lerche, with Ryoko Amisaki (Danganronpa 3: The End of Hope’s Peak High School: Future Arc, Isshoni Sleeping: Sleeping with Hinako) providing character designs. Yukie Sugawara (Overlord, Hina Logi: from Luck & Logic) is in charge of series composition. Egg Firm is attached as a producer.

Funimation describes the title as:

In an imperfect world, the stories make it beautiful. Meet Kino, a traveler exploring beyond her boundaries into unknown mystical places! With only her guns and talking motorcycle Hermes by her side, she learns about unique people and their customs through the fascinating stories they weave. But to see everything, she can only spare three days to each land before moving on to the next adventure.


Anime-Gataris is an original project from DMM Pictures. Kenshirō Morii (Nora, Princess, and Stray CatWake Up, Girl Zoo!) is directing the project at Wao World, with so-shi providing character designs. Mitsutaka Hirota (NanbakaSweetness & Lightning) is in charge of series composition for the project.

Funimation describes Anime-Gataris as:

Even though Minoa Asagaya is a novice when it comes to anime, she’s recruited into her high school’s anime research club during her freshman year. She turns into an obsessed fan, and she and her friends constantly engage in rapid-fire banter about the latest shows. Despite the protests of the student council club and the imminent destruction of the world, there’s always time to chat about anime!

Code:Realize ~Guardian of Rebirth~

Code: Realize ~Guardian of Rebirth~ is based on the visual novel of the same name. Hideyo Yamamoto (The Prince of Tennis IIStrike the Blood) will direct Code: Realize ~Guardian of Rebirth~ at M.S.C., with Aya Nakanishi (Lady Jewelpet) providing character designs. Sayaka Harada (Starmyu) is in charge of series composition for the project, while Ryo Takahashi (ACCA: 13-Territory Inspection Dept.Please tell me! Galko-chan) scores the soundtrack.

Funimation describes the show as:

Cardia has spent her life locked away in solitude, hidden away from others due to a deadly poison residing inside her. But one day everything changes when the royal guards suddenly abduct her! Before she can despair, she’s rescued and swept away by Arsène Lupin, a dashing and chivalrous thief. Together, they travel to London to find her father and answers about her mysterious condition.

A Sister’s All You Need

A Sister’s All You Need is based on Yomi Hirasaka’s light novel series of the same name. Shin Ōnuma (Fate/kaleid liner Prisma IllyaWatamote) is directing the project at Silver Link, with Jin Tamamura (Chivalry of a Failed Knight) serving as Series Director. Sumie Kinoshita (The Mystic Archives of DantalianGirlish Number) is providing character designs for the show, while Yomi Hirasaka (Haganai Next) takes charge of series composition.

Funimation describes the series as:

Itsuki Hashima is a novelist whose life is constantly overcomplicated by a very deranged group of friends, including a lusty fellow writer, a big-sister type college classmate, a sadistic tax accountant, and his editor. The only source of stability in his life is his younger stepbrother Chihiro. But even Chihiro has a secret of his own.

The Ancient Magus’ Bride:

The Ancient Magus’ Bride is based on Kore Yamazaki’s manga of the same name. Norihiro Naganuma (Hiyokoi, Yowamushi Pedal movie) is directing the project at Wit Studio, with Hirotaka Katō (Hozuki’s Coolheadedness, Eyeshield 21) providing character designs. Aya Takaha (Psycho-Pass Episode 12) is writing the show’s scripts.

Funimation describes the show as:

The award-winning manga comes to life with a highly anticipated anime series! Suffering a tragic childhood and sold at an auction, Chise Hatori has little hope for a better life. But when a mysterious sorcerer named Elias takes interest in her aptitude for magic, he decides to make her his apprentice—and his bride.

Recovery of an MMO Junkie


Recovery of an MMO Junkie is based on Rin Kokuyo’s manga of the same name. Kazuyoshi Yaginuma (Digital Juice) is directing the show at Signal.MD, with Senbon Umishima (She and Her Cat -Everything Flows-, Black Bullet) providing character designs. Kazuyuki Fudeyasu (Monster Musume, Tantei Opera Milky Holmes) is in charge of series composition for the title.

Funimation describes the title as:

30-year-old Moriko Morioka has given up on reality! Forget dating and responsibilities—she’s escaping to the world of online gaming. Here, she starts a new life as the handsome character Hayashi who, while learning the game, receives help from a beauty named Lily. The longer she plays, the more attached she grows, and soon her online connection will lead to an exciting IRL encounter!

Source: Funimation Blog